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Everywhere Around Me, I See…

The Darling Buds of May I love this time of year. The winter’s cold and snow are gone (for good, I hope) and the signs of spring have sprung. Especially precious is the growth of buds on the trees, a … Continue reading

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What Kate Shared with Me 35 Years Ago:

Karmic Astrology: The Moon’s Nodes and Reincarnation (1975) Aries North Node: Libra South Node Here the soul is learning the lessons of self-consciousness on the most elemental levels. Experiences in prior incarnations did not permit the Self to form as … Continue reading

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Yesterday in History IX

Solidarity Strike! (March 27, 1981) On this day in 1981: More than 12 million Poles go on strike for 4 hours as part of the Solidarity movement. When you look back at historical moments like this, they can be very … Continue reading

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Finally, After Twenty-Two Days, Some Movement

The Police Come Out in Force, to Enforce the Emergencies Act It might not have occurred to the truckers (and others) protesting in Ottawa for the past three weeks that the presence of their children at the scene of the … Continue reading

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David Icke Just Called Us “Fascist Canada”

He Obviously Doesn’t Know His Left from His Right This graphic is almost a repeat of the results from the 2019 federal election. In Canada, the left of centre is represented by the colour red, the right of centre by … Continue reading

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“Mixed Feelings” about the Truckers’ Blockade:

It’s Been Two Whole Weeks Now Wow! This ‘protest’ has been going on for a fortnight. And, as is usually the case, it is divisive as hell. Now, my normal stance in these matters is to side with the ones … Continue reading

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Communism: The Brotherhood of Man?

Karl Marx (May 5, 1818 – March 14, 1883) With the benefit of hindsight, we look upon figures of history from the perspective of how their ideas turned out. Karl Marx is a case in point. He wanted to make … Continue reading

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How a Painting from 1851 was Echoed in a Film in 2006

The Monarch of the Glen This is a painting by Sir Edwin Landseer. The film which replicated the image was The Queen. The symbolism is tied to the idea of Monarchy.

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Once a Poet, Always a Poet?

Dante Alighieri (died September 14, 1321) Blame my calendar again: On this day in 1302, the poet Dante Alighieri is exiled from Florence, Italy. Maybe I’m taking all of this astrology stuff too personally, but you’d be forgiving of me … Continue reading

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In an Age when Women were Expected to Stay Home…

Nellie Bly went Round the World in 72 Days (January 25, 1890) Yes, you can blame my calendar page for this one: On this day in 1890, after 72 days, American journalist Nellie Bly completes her trip around the world. … Continue reading

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